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Bacallar y Sanna, Vicente
Comentarios de la guerra de Espana, e historia de su Rey Phelipe V el Animoso: Volumes I & II.
Matheo Garvizza, Genoa, 1725. First edition of this commentary, which covers the reign of King Philip V of Spain and The War of the Spanish Succession. Octavo, 2 volumes, contemporary tree calf, morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. First editions are rare. Vicente Bacallar y Sanna, Marquis of Saint Philip and Viscount of Fuentehermosa, (February 6 1669 - The Hague (Netherlands), June 11 1726) was a Sardinian nobleman, military officer, linguist, historian, politician and ambassador of the Spanish Empire. He was born to a noble Sardinian family when the kingdom of Sardinia was part of the Spanish crown. He was appointed by Charles II of Spain governor of the Cape of Cagliari and Gallura and military governor of Sardinia. During the war of the Spanish succession, when Sardinian aristocracy divided between Philip of Anjou (of the house of Bourbon) and Charles of Habsburg, Bacallar was loyal to the heir designated by Charles II, Philip of Anjou, who became king as Philip V. Due to his loyalty, the king awarded him as Marquis of Saint Philip and Viscount of Fuentehermosa (Fuente Hermosa de Miranda, fief in the kingdom of Navarre) in 1709. When the kingdom of Sardinia surrendered to Archduke Charles, he had flee to Spain, without giving up the hope to re-conquerer Sardinia. The treaty of Utrecht (1714), where he had been part of the Spanish delegation, decided for Sardinia to be part of the Austrian crown. Bacallar dedicated to a strong intellectual activity: in 1713 he founded - with other intellectuals - the Real Academia Espanola, where he helped cr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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